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‘Would You?’ WVU responds to hazing tragedy with awareness campaign

“Nolan, breathe for me, buddy.” It’s been five years since Nolan Burch, a freshman at West Virginia University, was unable to respond to that plea as he lay on a board at the Kappa Sigma house where he had participated in a hazing event held...
14-Nov-2019 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

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Researcher to help target victims of rural sex trafficking through new mobile app

A West Virginia University School of Medicine researcher is developing an app to train key personnel in rural areas how to identify and report one of the lesser known elements of the opioid epidemic — child sex trafficking.
15-Oct-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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Soil scientist researches nature versus nurture in microorganisms

Ember Morrissey, assistant professor of environmental microbiology in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design, uncovered that nature significantly affects how the tiny organisms under our feet respond to their current...
10-Sep-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Hand in glove: WVU researchers test safety measures for coal industry

While researchers at West Virginia University were testing coal miners’ safety gloves to help reduce lost-time accidents, they went a step further. Eduardo Sosa, a research associate professor in mechanical and aerospace engineering in the...
26-Aug-2019 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU College of Law Professors Fought to Disclose Opioid Pill Data

Patrick McGinley and Suzanne Weise represented pro bono the Charleston (West Virginia) Gazette-Mail and its parent company, HD Media, in a year-long federal court legal battle to force the public release of government information identifying the...
23-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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WVU researchers dig in to find ways to reclaim marginal lands, economies

Out of the 10 million acres of land damaged by extractive industries in Appalachia, about 500,000 lie in the borders of West Virginia. Rather than discarding the region’s history, West Virginia University researcher Zachary Freedman sees the...
18-Jun-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Researchers Study How Brain Cells Stress Each Other Out for Their Own Good

There’s a fine line between helpful and harmful inflammation. WVU School of Medicine researchers Gordon Meares and Savannah Sims want to explore it. They and their colleagues are investigating how inflammation spreads throughout the brain and what...
22-May-2019 3:50 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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West Virginia University becomes first in U.S. to offer technical art history degree

Students interested in the science behind art and its conservation will now be able to study at West Virginia University in the Bachelor of Arts in Technical Art History program, the first degree of its kind in the nation.
16-May-2019 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


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